Why say more?

If you thought last month’s posts were rather boring, this one may be the new low. After a quick espresso doppio we drove from northern Italy to Austria over Passo Monte Croce Carnico. On the highest point, we found the old border office, and several other buildings – supposedly a museum and a restaurant –Continue reading “Why say more?”

I used to love the turtles

We only did some minor sightseeing today. Not much to write home about, but here I am. After a big breakfast at a local restaurant, we walked some in a huge riverbed belonging to the Tagliamento river. Judging by the size of it, maybe once or twice a year, this will guide enormous amounts ofContinue reading “I used to love the turtles”

Castle on the hill

The thing we saw today… was it even a castle? Probably not – more like a miniature citadel – but it was built on top of a hill, so it’s not a complete lie. Today we were making our way up towards Slovenia and Italy, but on our way I saw a sign pointing upContinue reading “Castle on the hill”

Highs and lows

Let’s start today with the lows, and end it on a high note. We spent the night near Rovinj, a pretty town on the Istrian west coast. The campsite was nothing special, and just too far from the center to comfortably walk the distance back and forth with the kids. Now, In Rovinj, most parkingContinue reading “Highs and lows”

Now this is something different…

You all now by now I’m a bit of a reptile nerd. I can’t help it. It’s been like that since forever. It started with dinosaurs when I was young, and it never left me. Those of you that now me a little better, or read here regularly, will also understand that snakes in particularContinue reading “Now this is something different…”

In ruins

After a spectacularly cold night in the van at Kamp Romantik, we visited the Nesactium ruins close to Valtura. These ruins were not in the best of shapes, but revealed the blueprints of what must have been a pretty impressive Christian church, and several additional structures. The information was only limited as the visitor centerContinue reading “In ruins”

Bring out the candles!

Today we took it slow. We packed the van up late, and had a nice chat with our Swedish van-dwelling neighbor, while we laughed at two German bikini girls that thought getting an early morning dip in the cold sea was a good idea – until their toes touched the water. We had run outContinue reading “Bring out the candles!”

Boredom

I know I’m in no position to complain about anything. I’m in a beautiful place. Paradise-like, even. I’m as close as I can possibly get to the people I love most in this world. The weather was absolutely beautiful, albeit it was windy and chilly today. The campsite was comfortable. Everything was good, right? Yet,Continue reading “Boredom”

We may not have had a plan, but at least we had a great lunch

Today was a day with even less of a plan than usual, and very few ideas to guide us. After spending a night on a huge, boring and overpriced, but entirely empty campsite near Split, we just wanted to be somewhere nicer. However, as we’re reaching the southernmost tip of Croatia, we were running outContinue reading “We may not have had a plan, but at least we had a great lunch”

Do we really look that weak?

“No, you better go back, take your car, and drive there instead,” the lady told us. “Walking there is too much, especially with kids.” We were a bit perplexed by this advice from the lady that occupied the entrance register of Krka NP. We were all geared up, toddler in the backpack, baby in theContinue reading “Do we really look that weak?”